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Van Gogh and bone

Vincent Van Gogh's starry night and the bone structure told by the biologist Jean Claude Ameisen.

An episode of the series "correspondence(s)".

Réalisation : Hervé Nisic

Production : Universcience, Inserm

Année de production : 2016

Durée : 1min19

Accessibilité : sous-titres français

Van Gogh and bone

Van Gogh and bone

The night sky appears as a windswept field of stars. Circular movements of celestial bodies and the Moon, white cloud spirals in the night. This is The Starry Night, by Vincent Van Gogh. A vortex. “To the extremity,where vertigo is inevitable”, wrote his brother Théo.

Here are other spirals: A skyscape? Clouds? This is a bone structure. The concentric lamellae revealed by polarized light, encircle channels each traversed by blood vessels.

Bone that is remodeled throughout our lives. Movements, within, in the penumbral shadow of our bodies. That allow us to shift, to move about.... To stand up, in the wind, under the stars.

Réalisation : Hervé Nisic

Production : Universcience, Inserm

Année de production : 2016

Durée : 1min19

Accessibilité : sous-titres français